Skip to content

Wiener Festwochen 2017: Against Hate

19.05.2017 to 19.05.2017 - Halle E+G

Wiener Festwochen 2017: Against Hate

DANCE/PERFORMANCE/MUSIC


Wiener Festwochen 2017: Gegen den Hass

Date

fri, 19.05.2017
19.00 h

All dates

Days with event

May 2017
01 mo
02 tue
03 wed
04 thu
05 fri

06 sat
07 sun
08 mo
09 tue

10 wed

11 thu
12 fri
13 sat
14 sun
15 mo

16 tue
17 wed
18 thu

19 fri
20 sat

21 sun
22 mo
23 tue
24 wed
25 thu

26 fri
27 sat

28 sun
29 mo
30 tue

31 wed

Wiener Festwochen 2017
Against Hate
Carolin Emcke
Akademie des Verlernens / Lecture

Location: HALLE E

In her 2016 essay Against Hate, Carolin Emcke comments on the great themes of our time: racism, fanaticism, anti-democracy. In an increasingly polarized public, the dominant mode of thinking is scepticism of other people’s positions, but not of one’s own. Because, in all its aggressive and despicable vehemence, hatred is imprecise and inexact, and works in generalities. Other people are not perceived as individuals, but as members of a group that must be rejected: the foreigners, the refugees, the Muslims, the Jews, the disbelievers, the homosexuals, the media, the politicians. In opposition to this dogmatic thinking of hate, which does not take into account any shades of grey, Caroline Emcke praises the multiplicity of voices, praises the "unclean" – because in that way, the freedom of the individual can be protected, as can dissent. Because the freedom of others guarantees one’s own freedom. Against hate, according to Emcke, ultimately the only thing that works is precisely what haters lack: acute observation, an unflagging ability to make precise distinctions, self-doubt, and the desire to endure plurality. A lecture for those who are looking for convincing arguments and ideas to defend an open society.

Carolin Emcke, born in 1967, studied philosophy in London, Frankfurt am Main, and Harvard. From 1998 to 2013, she travelled around the world to crisis regions and reported on them. She is a freelance journalist and is always involved with artistic projects and interventions. She has received several awards for her work, including the Theodor Wolff Prize and the Otto Brenner Prize for Critical Journalism. In 2016, she was awarded with the Peace Prize of the German book trade for Against Hate.

Halle E+G

contact

Halle E + G BetriebsgesmbH
Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna
Tel.: +43 1 524 33 21-0
office@halleneg.at
www.halleneg.at

 

 


Back to main navigation

This website uses cookies to give you the best possible service. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies. Detailed information can be found in our privacy policy.